All through the season I have watched my City at all odd hours on the telly. My Aussie wife keeps saying support somebody else. She doesn’t understand what it takes to be a City supporter. I was at Wembley when we beat Newcastle in the League Cup. I was 16, travelled down from Northampton on the train, without a ticket – being in old Northampton in those days you didn’t have a chance for Cup Final tickets. Anyway, I wasn’t worried if I didn’t get a ticket as it was just great being with all the City fans. It got to about half an hour before kick off and I kept on watching the touts trying to flog tickets and finally, to my surprise, I got a ticket for about a fiver. Well, about 2 months after that I got the chance to touch the Cup. It was brought down to Northampton by Tony Book at our branch meeting and it was a great night. Been here in Queensland Australia now for 30 years and will be getting back for some games in September, hopefully Champions’ League.
First printed in: MCIVTA Newsletter #1630 on